Fallout 3 is a fun game. There are quests to complete, people to meet, and children you can try (and fail) to kill. But it’s not the toughest game. Let’s change that. Can You Beat Fallout 3 Without A Pip-Boy?
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Can You Beat Fallout 3 Without A Pip-Boy? (in text form)
Without a Pip-Boy, we can’t use guns or Stimpaks, which makes Strength and Endurance incredibly important. The same goes for Barter, Speech, and Unarmed. After Amata woke me up, I discovered a problem. There was this spiky thing in my left hand. Even after re-entering the command to remove the Pip-Boy, it wouldn’t go away. I had forgotten to remove the mod I had installed. Luckily I didn’t need to restart the run to fix it. I just had to deactivate the mod.
Now we begin the game proper. I killed Officer Kendall, a few Radroaches, the Overseer, and even knocked out Amata before leaving the vault. I got about half-way to Megaton before I decided against going there. Nothing in the town would help me in any way. So I was off to Smith Casey’s Garage to rescue Pappy. Some Raiders ambushed me while I was in a church. I was able to kill one of them before everything exploded. All my potential friends were dead. But there was a bed in the building, which was awfully convenient as my left leg and left arm were both broken.
As I made my way to Casey’s Garage, I stumbled into a Raider camp. I killed most of them before trying to unleash the Super Mutant Behemoth they had captured. It wasn’t possible. With my heart broken, I continued onward. And then I, uh, fell through the world. Quite strange. Part of the world didn’t load properly. I had no idea what the hell caused it, but I wasn’t gonna stick around to find out.
Here we are, Smith Casey’s Garage. I ignored the beavers inside and entered Vault 112. To enter Tranquility Lane, you must sit in a Tranquility Lounger. And to sit in a Tranquility Lounger, you must be wearing a Vault 112 jumpsuit. Without a Pip-Boy, you can’t equip the jumpsuit. I tried several things. Maybe one of the terminals would let me do something. Nope. Maybe if I kill the Robobrains, I could sit in the Lounger. Nope. There are no work-arounds. You cannot proceed without a Pip-Boy. The run was almost over. But I decided to try one last thing. Something I’ve been hoping to never need to use. Cheese.
In my moment of doubt, I turned to God for the answers, who then told me to look up a Fallout 3 speed running guide. This is it, the final strategy. I went to Little Lamplight, made a backup save, and let the exploits begin. If you hold back and right as you enter Little Lamplight, turn your camera a bit to the right, then quick save and quick load as soon as the new area loads, you can clip yourself through the wall. You’ll fall through the map. Needing somewhere to put you, the game places you inside Little Lamplight. Jump and move to the right to get stuck in the wall, now quick save and quick load repeatedly again to clip through that wall. Now you’re in the water and can jump/swim to Vault 87’s entrance.
For some reason I wasn’t able to attack anything in the vault. When I clicked the left mouse button, my fists would not come up. Annoying, but it’s not like I would win a fight against a Super Mutant anyway. I ran like hell through the hallway of doom and freed Fawkes. He got me the GECK. The Enclave ambushed me and the President let me go. I decided to leave all my possessions in the locker. I couldn’t equip anything. None of it would do me any good anyway. After convincing Eden to destroy Raven Rock, I left and began the long walk towards the Citadel.